At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we travel to Japan’s largest city and capital, the exhilirating metropolis of Tokyo.
Once a small fishing village called Edo in medieval Japan, Tokyo is now the world’s most populous metropolitan area, home to over 37 million residents. It grew into the isolated island nation’s largest city and de facto capital during the Edo period between the early 17th and mid-19th centuries, eventually becoming the imperial centre of Tokyo when the Emperor of Japan relocated his court to the city in 1869. The older, wooden city of Tokyo was damaged by earthquakes and mostly burned in World War II, but from its ruins rose a bustling, dense modern mega-metropolis.
An alpha world city and business, cultural, and retail hub with the largest metropolitan economy in the world, Tokyo stretches out from the bay named after it across 23 wards. Tokyo is often called one of the three headquarters of world finance, along with New York City and London; its Stock Exchange is the third largest in the world, behind the Exchanges of those English-speaking metropolises. The home offices of many multinational corporations are based in Tokyo, with particular strength in electronics, high tech, and automobile manufacturing.
Tokyo is also a fascinating centre of Japanese culture, both historical and contemporary. The Imperial Palace is a major attraction, along with the Tokyo Tower, many major museums of art, culture, history, and technology, as well as sacred Shinto shrines. Many distinctive districts throughout the city offer unique shopping, entertainment, and fashion opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Tokyo also boasts an embarrassment of culinary riches, with many Michelin-rated gourmet restaurants serving up world-renowned Japanese cuisine.
The iconic white-capped stratovolcano Mount Fuji is well visible in the distance outside the city, with many city green spaces and four national parks located inside the prefecture of Tokyo. Also outside the city are Tokyo’s two major airports, Haneda and Narita, with the latter being Japan’s main international air traffic hub.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Tokyo, Japan.